What kind of nudity in photography is in good taste?

Started Dec 16, 2004 | Discussions thread
OP TheStarsAbove Regular Member • Posts: 159
Re: stay away from sexual scenes, situations

wow! r u by any chance a professor?


klickitatdave wrote:

TheStarsAbove wrote:
Do you think all nudity is erotic?

I don't...I mean sometimes it's just natural.

For example...you want to suggest tranquility or something.
Say you have a waterfall, and a person standing naked under it--
I don't really think that would qualify as erotic.

Why does sensual/natural/tranquil always have to become
erotic or something else totally different from the main idea?

(I'm not just asking you nowhere...only thinking out loud...)


nowhereatoll wrote:
erotic pictures are better off if they hint at but not blatantly
expose the human body. I would draw the line at not exposing
nipples and crotches but everything else seems to be exceptable in
this modern world.

Lionheart22/3 wrote:

Any volunteers?


The reality is that eroticism is in the mind of the beholder.
Nudity in photography can reflect a photojournalistic document of
natural state of affairs such as in some National Geographic
photos. Or, it can reflect a more artistic aethetic as in the
classic nude photos, or it can be a blatent attempt at engaging
ones purient interests such as photos in 'erotic' magazines.
Further, given the broad range of fetishes expressed in the human
condition eroticism might be a photo of someone dressed as a
cartoon animal or stuffed toy, (as in plushies) or of a 'nude'
foot. In the end it is the viewer who is either erotically
stimulated by a nude photo or not so no nudity is not always erotic.

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